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History & History-related items

City Attractions


Historical Events

Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.




Statistics & Facts

The Alabama state capital is Montgomery.
The population of Leeds is approximately 11,053 (2005), 11773 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 4,585 (2000), 4826 (2010).
The amount of land area in Leeds is 55.623 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Leeds is 22.3 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.389 sq kilometers.
The distance from Leeds to Washington DC is 668 miles.
The distance to the Alabama state capital is 83 miles. (as the crow flies)
Leeds is positioned 33.54 degrees north of the equator and 86.56 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Leeds elevation is 622 feet above sea level.
Leeds median income is $ 37,420 (2000).
The Leeds median home price is $ 88,700 (2000).


in central Alabama about 18 miles east of Birmingham. Other nearby communities include Moody, Trussville, Irondale, Grayson Valley, Chalkville, Center Point, Branchville and Margaret.
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History & History Related Items

Leeds began as a small farming settlement around 1828 when the Cedar Grove Post Office was opened. Once the county line of Shelby and Jefferson Counties was changed, a new post office opened in 1869 and was called Oakridge. Later, in 1884, the Leeds post office was opened. Leeds was incorporated as a town in 1887. It was named for the city of Leeds in England. Once the railroad came into town, more growth occurred. In 1906, the Standard Portland Cement Co was opened further aiding the growth in the area.

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The founding of Leeds


The incorporation of Leeds



Charles Barkley - NBA Star, was born in Leeds. He attended Leeds High School.

Harry "The Hat" Walker - Major League Baseball Hall of Famer, lived in Leeds. He passed away in August of 1999. During the late 1940's, he hit the winning home run in one of the World Series final games, among his many other accomplishments!

Leeds is one of two cities in the State of Alabama that is located in 3 counties - Shelby, Jefferson and St. Clair Counties. The predominant land area of Leeds is in Jefferson County. St. Clair County is the next largest with Shelby County having the smallest amount of land area in that county. The other city is Waverly.

Leeds, Alabama is a Tree City USA City

The Depot Train Station, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Learn more at website.
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Leeds City Government

Leeds Official City Webpage

City Hall D
8373 1st Avenue
Leeds, AL 35094
Phone: 205 699-2585
FAX: 205 699-6558

Leeds Historical Events

1999 Dizzy Dean Baseball High School Division World Champions

Leeds Chamber

The Greater Leeds Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 900
Leeds, AL 35094-0900
Phone: 205 699-5001
Fax: 205-699-5893
Located in the Historic Depot Building at 933 Thornton in Leeds

Leeds Organizations

The Greater Leeds Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 900
Leeds, AL 35094-0900
Phone: 205 699-5001
Fax: 205-699-5893
Located in the Historic Depot Building at 933 Thornton in Leeds

Leeds Libraries

The Leeds Jane Culbreth Library
802 Parkway Drive SE
Leeds, Alabama
Phone 205 699-5962
Fax 205 226-3781

Leeds Schools

Leeds Public Schools are part of the Jefferson County School District Leeds


The population of Leeds was:
1990 - 9,946
2000 - 10,455
2005 - 11,053

Leeds is located in the central time zone

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